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By David Woods Country of Origin: New Zealand Age: 50, 1st year Social Anthropology student Massey University, Palmerston North Reading time: 6 minutes While some may feel that history is in the past and we should just move on, history starts now, and the present becomes the past, moment...

By Philippa Hadlow Reading time: 13 minutes One day, at the end of our narrow country road at the intersection, I came across Basil. He wasn’t known as such back then. At that time, in 2014, he was a motley grey-brown bird I spotted sitting uncomfortably conspicuous,...

By Philippa Hadlow Reading time: 13 minutes Creating a multi-faceted business to fund a mission to protect, restore, and enhance our natural environment is mission accomplished for North Taranaki Hapū, Otaraua, from the Waitara area. Nga Ringawera Otaraua (NRO) was established in 2013 as the Hapū’s commercial...

By Alina Suchanski Reading time: 11 minutes A year ago, Toni Hoeta, a young wāhine from King Country, New Zealand, landed her dream job at Otago Museum leading the Solar Tsunami Programme’s outreach to Māori throughout Aotearoa. Alina Suchanski talks to Toni about her life and aspirations. [caption...

By Amokura Panoho Reading time: 9 minutes The ritual of a tangi (funeral) is steeped in tikanga (Māori tradition). With the advent of COVID restrictions on public gatherings, adhering to the requirements now in place for tangi have many Māori questioning how this will impact our tikanga....

By Hayley White Reading time: 12 minutes One of the things I am hearing more and more kōrero about is generational trauma, especially when talking about Māori experiences in the many years after colonisation. Generational trauma is sometimes called intergenerational or transgenerational trauma, a concept that was...

By Amokura Panoho Reading time: 11 minutes Tītiro whakamuri, kōkiri whakamua, look back and reflect so you can move forward, seems an apt whakatauki (proverb) to quote as we wrestle with the impact of the COVID pandemic across our society, not just in Aotearoa/New Zealand but globally. The...